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Mecaer develops into international provider of landing gear

Mecaer develops into international provider of landing gear

Italy based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) has rapidly grown to become a leading international provider of fully integrated landing gear systems for both the fixed and rotor wing markets. MAG is active across multiple sectors that include business, general aviation and high performance basic trainers. At this year’s NBAA convention, attendees can stop by the… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 04-Nov-16

Bell to collaborate with Shaanxi and Xian in China

Bell to collaborate with Shaanxi and Xian in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed Framework Agreement with Shaanxi Aviation Industry Development Co. Ltd. (SAIDC), a subsidiary of Shaanxi Energy Group, and Xi’an Helicopter Company Ltd. (XHC) pursuant to which Bell will work with SAIDC and XHC in their establishment of a company for the assembly and resale… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 04-Nov-16

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Bell Celebrates the Iconic Huey’s Roots

Bell Celebrates the Iconic Huey’s Roots

You can likely ask anyone across generations and they would know about the significance of the Huey helicopter. The name has become synonymous with the term helicopter and the Huey is one of the most widely recognized helicopters ever made. Sixty years ago, before it would become known as the ‘Huey,’ it would be the… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 04-Nov-16

Bell and Mecaer Announce MAGnificent Interior for Bell 505

Bell and Mecaer Announce MAGnificent Interior for Bell 505

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), an acclaimed designer and manufacturer of high-end cabin comfort systems, today announced the collaboration for the MAGnificent interior for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. View renderings of the luxury interior. “Bell Helicopter continues to raise the bar for our customers in… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 04-Nov-16

Londons Air Ambulance wins Pride of Britain Award

Londons Air Ambulance wins Pride of Britain Award

London’s Air Ambulance has been announced as the winner of the Emergency Services category at this year’s Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. Our team was surprised with the news live on air whilst being interviewed on ITV’s This Morning. The full ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on 1st November at 8pm. The medical team… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 04-Nov-16

Cicaré Rotorcraft of Argentina Appoint DEA General Aviation China

Cicaré Rotorcraft of Argentina Appoint DEA General Aviation China

Cicaré Rotorcraft is delighted to announce the immediate appointment of DEA General Aviation China, as their exclusive China and South East Asia distributor for the revolutionary Cicaré SVH4 helicopter trainer. DEA General Aviation’s China base will specialize in the sales, support, training and assembly of the Cicaré SVH4 helicopter trainer products. DEA General Aviation’s sales… Read more »

Source: Cicaré, 04-Nov-16

DOC suspends use of Robinson helicopters

DOC suspends use of Robinson helicopters

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has suspended the use of all Robinson helicopters to transport DOC staff, volunteers and contractors. DOC’s decision follows the recent fatal Robinson R44 crash in Northland involving two forestry workers and the placing of Robinson helicopters on a Transport Accident Investigation Commission ‘watchlist’. DOC’s Director Health and Safety, Harry Maher,… Read more »

Source: DOC, 04-Nov-16

Russian Helicopters to deliver to Jiangsu Baoli

Russian Helicopters to deliver to Jiangsu Baoli

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co, Ltd (China) agreed on a sale of 3 helicopters at Airshow China-2016.  The agreement was signed by Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for marketing and business Development Alexander Shcherbinin and the CEO of Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co., Ltd. Zhou Dehong. According to… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-Nov-16

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RocketRoute partner with Avfuel to Expand MarketPlace Solution

RocketRoute partner with Avfuel to Expand MarketPlace Solution

RocketRoute is delighted to welcome Avfuel as a strategic partner of its new fuel and handling service—MarketPlace—as it introduces the platform to the North American aviation community. Developed in cooperation with Air BP, MarketPlace allows pilots and operators to check prices, and request fuel and/or handling services directly with providers through one convenient platform. The… Read more »

Source: RocketRoute, 04-Nov-16

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Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a $0.07 per share quarterly dividend. The dividend will be payable on December 15, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2016 (the “Record Date”).  There were 35,095,362 shares of Bristow’s common stock issued and outstanding… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 04-Nov-16

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Success for Blade

Success for Blade

Blade is a helicopter start-up that caters to the elite of the Hamptons. With prices ranging from $494 to $695 for a flight to the Hamptons from Manhattan, or $2, 200 for a one-way flight on their private jet to Miami, they certainly can. Rob Wiesenthal, the CEO and co-founder, works tirelessly to ensure their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

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Three Year Helipad for Mater Hospital

Three Year Helipad for Mater Hospital

Mater Hospital has been granted permission for a landing pad by Dublin City Council, despite the protests from local residents. The residents’ complaints circle around the safety issues of the landing pad and he noise it might bring. To accommodate with these issues, the local authorities have limited the permission to three years, to reassess… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

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Register Update – Norway – September 2016

Register Update – Norway – September 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Nov-16

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Register Update – Norway – August 2016

Register Update – Norway – August 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Nov-16

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Register Update – Norway – July 2016

Register Update – Norway – July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Nov-16

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Register Update – Canada – October 2016

Register Update – Canada – October 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 03-Nov-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – October 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – October 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Nov-16

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Register Update – Austria – October 2016

Register Update – Austria – October 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Nov-16

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Police Aviation News – November 2016 Edition

  The November 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Nov-16

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University of Dubuque To Offer Helicopter Flight Training

University of Dubuque To Offer Helicopter Flight Training

The University of Dubuque has entered into an agreement with Midwest Helicopter Academy in Sauget, Illinois, to lease a helicopter and provide subject matter expertise in the delivery of high quality helicopter flight training at the Dubuque Regional Airport beginning January 2017. “UD continues to receive inquiries from potential students about a helicopter program, and… Read more »

Source: The University of Dubuque, 01-Nov-16

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Third hospital helipad opens in London

Third hospital helipad opens in London

King’s College Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of its helipad. The new helipad will save thousands of lives, helping the hospital serve its trauma population of 4.5 million people across south east London and Kent. Built on top of the hospital’s 10-storey Ruskin Wing, the helipad has been made possible thanks to a… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 01-Nov-16

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SAS lands second AW 169 deal with Kent Surrey Sussex

SAS lands second AW 169 deal with Kent Surrey Sussex

UK operator Specialist Aviation Services is pleased to announce an agreement with Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust to provide a second AW169. The charity’s first helicopter, displayed at this year’s Helitech International, will enter service later this year, whilst the second aircraft will go into operation later next year, bringing the total number… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 01-Nov-16

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FFLC Unveil Helicopter Dedicated To Serving Neonatal And Pediatric Patients

FFLC Unveil Helicopter Dedicated To Serving Neonatal And Pediatric Patients

Flight For Life Colorado (FFLC), the critical care transport service of Centura Health, and Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) today announced plans to expand their critical care transport services to include a new helicopter specially configured to meet the needs of even the tiniest pediatric patients and staffed by nurses and respiratory therapists from the… Read more »

Source: Centura Health, 01-Nov-16

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Sikorsky donates X2 to Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Sikorsky donates X2 to Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), announced today the donation of its ground-breaking X2 Technology™ Demonstrator to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The X2 Technology™ Demonstrator is an experimental aircraft developed by Sikorsky to prove that a helicopter can double the speed of conventional rotorcraft designs… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 01-Nov-16

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BC Aviation Council & Helijet Announce $3500 Bursary

BC Aviation Council & Helijet Announce $3500 Bursary

The British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC) is pleased to announce that Helijet International has established a five-year annual corporate award of $3500 dollars aimed at mid-career candidates. The Helijet International Bursary Award will assist qualified candidates in completing Helicopter IFR training and on alternate years AME Certification Training. Helijet CEO Danny Sitnam commented, “we are… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 01-Nov-16

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Spectrum Aeromed Equips AW139 for Remote Ornge Base

Spectrum Aeromed Equips AW139 for Remote Ornge Base

Spectrum Aeromed announced this week that the company’s medical interior was installed on an Augusta Westland AW139 for Ornge, the air ambulance service provider in the Canadian province of Ontario. The helicopter was deployed to a remote base located in Moosonee, Ontario Canada. “This aircraft will serve a vital role in serving the community surrounding… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 01-Nov-16

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New Hong Kong helicopter route into China

New Hong Kong helicopter route into China

In recognition of Chinese policy supporting general and business aviation, on Wednesday 2nd November 2016, an inaugural flight, coordinated by AsBAA and its sponsor members, from Hong Kong Shun Tak Heliport to Zhuhai Jiwan Airport will depart at 1200 and land at 1245. The commemoration of this momentous flight will take place shortly after from… Read more »

Source: AsBAA, 01-Nov-16

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North Memorial Air Care gets NAAMTA Accreditation

North Memorial Air Care gets NAAMTA Accreditation

NAAMTA’s Accreditation program is built on providing standards that focus on quality patient care and transport safety. Using a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, NAAMTA is awarding North Memorial Air Care medical transport accreditation for their rotor-wing program. North Memorial demonstrates compliance to each of the defined standards, excels in identifying… Read more »

Source: NAAMTA, 01-Nov-16

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Long Awaited Helicopter Service for Manipur

Long Awaited Helicopter Service for Manipur

Under its Regional Connectivity Scheme, Manipur will finally be able to connect Imphal to the headquarters of hill districts through a new helicopter service. The proposal for such a service was in the pipelines for years, with approval being given but no action had ever occurred to make it happen. A Memorandum of Understanding will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-16

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New Base for MidAtlantic Medevac

New Base for MidAtlantic Medevac

The grand opening of the new Woodbine Municipal Airport was celebrated this past week, held by Mid-Atlantic Medevac. Medevac has been operating at the airport for five years and is happy to see the new base up and running. The modular office had a yearlong construction until it was operational. The new base holds an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-16

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30-Oct-16 ZK-IZR Guimbal Cabri G2 Tarras, New Zealand

The helicopter hit a pole and crashed at 4.30am whilst engaged in frost control operations due to the pilot being unable to see due to the canopy fogging up. The pilot was injured.

30-Oct-16

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New Zealand puts Robinson helicopters on safety Watchlist

New Zealand puts Robinson helicopters on safety Watchlist

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission in New Zealand yesterday added two new significant items to its Watchlist of most pressing concerns. One involves Robinson helicopter and the other safety issues for pedestrians and vehicles using railway level crossings. The detail provided on Robinson helicopters is as follows:- There are around 300 Robinson helicopters registered in… Read more »

Source: TAIC, 28-Oct-16

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Airbus to exhibit two helicopters at NBAA conference

Airbus to exhibit two helicopters at NBAA conference

The Airbus Helicopters H130 and H125 helicopters, two of the leading models available for business, VIP, and personal transportation, will be displayed by Airbus Helicopters Inc. at the NBAA Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, Nov. 1-3 in Orlando. The H130 and H125 are high-performance single-engine aircraft that come equipped with modern glass cockpit avionics and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Oct-16

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CHC to Host 2017 Safety and Quality Summit in Texas

CHC to Host 2017 Safety and Quality Summit in Texas

The 13th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit will take place in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas from Sept. 27-29, 2017. Each year, CHC’s Safety & Quality Summit attracts representatives from across the aviation and oil & gas industries to share knowledge and best practices aimed at developing and maintaining a robust safety environment. Since its inception… Read more »

Source: CHC, 28-Oct-16

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Dangerous Cash Drop at Wrightsville Beach

Dangerous Cash Drop at Wrightsville Beach

Citations for dangerous flying and littering are being looked into for social media app company Likeli, after a helicopter cash drop for a back to school event for UNCW. Likeli hired Oak Island’s High Tide helicopter company to do the cash drop. As reported by WNCN, Tim Owens, Wrightsville Beach Town Manager has stated that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

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20 Year Anniversary for Maverick

20 Year Anniversary for Maverick

Brenda and Greg Rochna, the owners of Maverick are happy to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary this year. Maverick is one of the top class helicopter tours, taking customers through the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and the Vegas Strip. Brenda and Greg have worked hard and honestly to make the company what it is today…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

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Expansion for Weststar Aviation Services

Expansion for Weststar Aviation Services

Weststar Aviation Services (WAS) hopes to expand their business outside of Malaysia. They plan to expand in offshore oil and gas projects in South America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa. WAS is currently working within a seven-year PTT Exploration and Production contract in Thailand that started in 2014. The contracts allows them to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

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New Bell 206L4 for Orange County

New Bell 206L4 for Orange County

Orange County’s Sherriff Jerry Demings piloted the first flight of their new $4.3 million Bell 206L4, named Chase 3. The new chopper is replacing a 1970s OH-58 helicopter which was recently labelled as unfit to fly, reports Orlando Sentinel. The Chase 3 dominates the rest of the fleet with a top speed of over 110mph,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

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State Pilot Steals Helicopter Blades

State Pilot Steals Helicopter Blades

Robert Anthony Lloyd, the former chief pilot of Nevada Department of Wildlife has admitted to the theft of two blades of a state helicopter. Lloyd sold the two blades off the Bell Jet Ranger 206 for $42, 000 to Peregrine Helicopters, stating that they had over 2 121 hours left in them, when they only… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

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Kaan Air became a major shareholder of Wiking Helicopter Service

Kaan Air became a major shareholder of Wiking Helicopter Service

Kaan Air International is very thrilled to announce that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 60% ownership of Wiking Helicopter Service, a helicopter operator based in Sande-Germany. Wiking is a leader in providing of sea-pilot transfers but also provides flights for international oil and gas companies and supplies the offshore wind… Read more »

Source: Kaan Air, 28-Oct-16

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Possible Third Helicopter for Trauma Star

Possible Third Helicopter for Trauma Star

Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third helicopter to add to their Trauma Star service. FL Keys News reports that the two main points of discussion for this decision are whether the privately run LifeNet helicopter ambulance service will renew their contract with Low Keys Medical Centre in March, as cost-per-flight charges have gone… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

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Ngai Tahu Tourism Purchases Queenstown Helicopter Business

Ngai Tahu Tourism Purchases Queenstown Helicopter Business

Ngai Tahu Tourism recently bought Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. Ngai Tahu plans to use the well-known business to offer top class scenic tours, make connections within the industry and enhancing the experience customers receive, reports Stuff. The new acquisition allows Ngai Tahu to work from Queenstown to Glenorchy and even Franz Josef.

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

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Prairie Lakes Hospital Helipad Closed

Prairie Lakes Hospital Helipad Closed

The Watertown City Council has decided that the Watertown Fire Rescue will have to transport medical emergency patients to and from the Watertown Regional Airport helipad as the helipad at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been closed. The helipad is out of commission due to the hospital’s expansion project, which will take roughly 20 months… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 28-Oct-16

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Pittsburg Welcomes ETMC

Pittsburg Welcomes ETMC

ETMC has recently moved one of their Air 1 emergency helicopters to Pittsburg. This new location provides patients with a faster response time as they will have faster transportation to ETMC Tyler’s Level 1 trauma centre. ETMC Air 1 is crewed 24 hours a day, all week. The Commission on Accreditation of Air Medical Transport… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-16

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Maverick Helicopters Celebrates 20 Years of Success

Maverick Helicopters Celebrates 20 Years of Success

Maverick Helicopters, one of the world’s leading tourism-based aviation companies, celebrates 20 years of operation this year. Entrepreneurs Greg and Brenda Rochna had a vision to create a company that would provide a true VIP-level experience that was not previously offered in the helicopter industry. In 1996, they did just that by launching Maverick Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 27-Oct-16

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$48 million contract for Meggitt Sensing Systems

$48 million contract for Meggitt Sensing Systems

Meggitt PLC (“Meggitt” or “the Group”), a leading international company specialising in high-performance components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets, announces that Meggitt Sensing Systems has been awarded a $48 million USD contract for a Health and Usage Monitoring System (“HUMS”) from Guangzhou Hangxin Avionics Co Ltd (“Hangxin”), a leading engineering and maintenance… Read more »

Source: Meggitt, 27-Oct-16

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EASA Workshop on Crew Resource Management

EASA Workshop on Crew Resource Management

This is a call for registration for the EASA workshop on Crew Resource Management which will take place on 8 November 2016 in Cologne, Germany. Whether your background is Operations, Flight Crew, Administration or any other related field, do not hesitate contact us. CRM and Communication has been identified through EASA’s Safety Risk Management process… Read more »

Source: EASA, 26-Oct-16

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Able debuts 24-hour AOG support

Able debuts 24-hour AOG support

 Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has launched the Able after hours Help Desk, establishing 24-hour, industry-leading Able support for customers with fixed-wing and rotor-wing Aircraft on the Ground (AOG). The Help Desk will work in tandem with Able’s weekday customer service team to provide around-the-clock, seven-days-a-week AOG assistance. “AOG is a… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 26-Oct-16

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HELP Appeal provides £2M more for Hospital Helipads

HELP Appeal provides £2M more for Hospital Helipads

The HELP Appeal has provided a total of £2,267,000 non-repayable grants in September to hospitals across the United Kingdom, including £700,000 donated to hospitals in Scotland, to assist with the construction of new and upgraded hospital helipads. In September they contributed towards the construction of new and upgraded emergency landing pads at eight hospitals throughout… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 26-Oct-16

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EASA to host Annual Safety Conference

EASA to host Annual Safety Conference

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference is taking place next week on 25-26 October in Bratislava. The topic of this year’s conference is: New technologies and new business models: meeting the expectations of a changing aviation industry. You can follow the 2016 EASA Annual Safety Conference live via web streaming or on demand! View full broadcast program… Read more »

Source: EASA, 26-Oct-16

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New HE-MRO centre will support Indian helicopter operators

New HE-MRO centre will support Indian helicopter operators

The Indian Defence Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar inaugurated Helicopter Engines MRO Pvt. Limited (HE-MRO), a Joint Venture of Safran and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), yesterday in Goa, southwest India. This Joint Venture will support helicopter engines operated by national and international operators from a 1,000 sqm office and a 3,800 sqm shop facility. This new… Read more »

Source: Safran, 26-Oct-16

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Activist Drone Shot Down at North Dakota Pipeline Site

Activist Drone Shot Down at North Dakota Pipeline Site

During a protest this Sunday at a North Dakota pipeline construction site, an unmanned drone was shot down after it “came after” a law-enforcement helicopter. The drone, which was operated by one of the protesting activists, put helicopter passengers in fear for their lives reports Washington Times. Due to it’s proximity to a manned aircraft,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-16

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Progress for Valley Med Flight Hangar

Progress for Valley Med Flight Hangar

Alex Skaalen, base manager for Valley Med Flight is enthusiastic as building plans for their new hangar move swiftly. Routine maintenance tests were done on the Valley Med Flight’s helicopter this Monday near CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake Hospital. Not only a base manager, but a flight paramedic too, Skaalen is proud that their… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 25-Oct-16

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Leonardo confirms orders from Brazil for mulitiple AW169s

Leonardo confirms orders from Brazil for mulitiple AW169s

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that five firm orders have been signed for AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters by different Brazilian corporate and private customers. The announcement comes following an official presentation of the new generation model to nearly 100 pilots from across Brazil and held at the end of August, introducing capabilities, avionics and interior options available to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-Oct-16

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Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team holds first meeting

Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team holds first meeting

People are captivated by the limitless possibilities the drone industry offers, but with them comes a host of safety challenges, as hundreds of thousands of drones take to the sky. At the Federal Aviation Administration, we realize we can’t solve these challenges alone. We need the expertise and collaboration of key industry and government stakeholders…. Read more »

Source: UAST, 25-Oct-16

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Lockheed Martin Announces FY2016 Q3 Earnings date

Lockheed Martin Announces FY2016 Q3 Earnings date

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will webcast live its third quarter 2016 earnings results conference call on Tuesday, October 25, at 11 a.m. EDT. Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Bruce Tanner, executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Jerry Kircher, vice president of investor relations, will discuss third quarter 2016 financial results,… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 25-Oct-16

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HTC makes Metal Main Blades available for Bell 204, 205, UH-1

HTC makes Metal Main Blades available for Bell 204, 205, UH-1

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce they are now offering Metal Main Rotor Blades for commercial Bell Helicopters 204B, 205 & 205A-1 along with various UH-1 model restricted category helicopters.  The HTC Part Number 204P2100-101 Main Rotor Blade is a direct replacement the Bell Helicopter – Textron Part Number 204-011-250-113 Main Rotor Blade…. Read more »

Source: Helicopter Technology Company, 25-Oct-16

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Multi Year Navy Contract for Aspen

Multi Year Navy Contract for Aspen

Aspen Helicopters has been chosen by the Defence Department to support the Navy in a multi-year contract. They will be certified to land on naval ships at seas, supporting the Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu. Aspen will transport passengers as well as cargo, from ammunition to hazardous materials. They will also be recovering aerial… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-16

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New Helicopter Company for Lloydminster

New Helicopter Company for Lloydminster

Ross Schmidt, Base Manager and pilot for Provincial Helicopters is happy with his move to Lloydminster. The company was building in Meadow Lake before the move, but ran into many difficulties with the cold temperatures there. Lloydminster is better suited for them, situated on the border provides more opportunities as well as being a better… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-16

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NHV opens new facilities in Aberdeen

NHV opens new facilities in Aberdeen

NHV is pleased to announce the opening of a new hangar, apron and passenger handling facilities at their operational base at Aberdeen InternationalAirport. The construction works commenced in September 2015 and were completed in September 2016. The new double story passenger handling terminal incorporates all the facilities required to process offshore passengers including check in,… Read more »

Source: NHV, 25-Oct-16

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Australia – Milestone to Lease AW139 to LifeFlight

Australia – Milestone to Lease AW139 to LifeFlight

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has recently leased a new, EMS equipped Leonardo AW139 helicopter to LifeFlight (formerly known as CareFlight) to support emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR) missions in Queensland, Australia. “We are delighted… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 25-Oct-16

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McNally Invests in Genesys Aerosystems

McNally Invests in Genesys Aerosystems

McNally Capital announced today an investment in Genesys Aerosystems, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil aircraft manufacturers and operators. Genesys Aerosystems offers a diverse and growing product line which includes 3D Synthetic Vision Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, S-TEC Analog and Digital Autopilots, HeliSAS® Helicopter Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System, as… Read more »

Source: McNally Capital, 25-Oct-16

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Robinson R44 Cadet sales are very disappointing

Robinson R44 Cadet sales are very disappointing

Robinson Helicopter Co have put out a press release to say that they have delivered two R44 Cadets to Texas distributor Sky Helicopters, noting the serial numbers are 30006 and 30007.  Given the first one in the numerical series is the factory demonstrator and development aircraft, that means they have only delivered six Cadets since… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

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Starspeed Achieves Stage II IS-BAO Accreditation

Starspeed Achieves Stage II IS-BAO Accreditation

Starspeed has been accredited with Stage II of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). IS-BAO is internationally recognized and respected as the global standard in safety requirements for the business aviation operator community. It is a set of performance-based standards that uses the safety management system as its cornerstone, addressing operations, maintenance, training… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 21-Oct-16

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Caernarfon Coastguard Helicopter Reaches 500th SAR Mission

Caernarfon Coastguard Helicopter Reaches 500th SAR Mission

The UK Coastguard helicopter based at Caernarfon has marked a significant milestone undertaking its 500th search and rescue mission earlier today (Tuesday 18 October). The 500th mission, since it went live on 1 July 2015, was the rescue of a fallen walker at Tryfan in Snowdonia, Wales supported by the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team…. Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 21-Oct-16

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Leonardo selects Helitune RT-TipTrak for AW169 and AW189

Leonardo selects Helitune RT-TipTrak for AW169 and AW189

Helitune’s on-board rotor blade tracker, RT-TipTrak, has been selected as the standard blade tracker for installation on Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s ’ AgustaWestland AW189 and AW169 aircraft. Designed for internal or external mounting, RT-TipTrak measures helicopter rotor blade height and lead lag.  It is suitable for use either as an integral part of on-board HUMS or carry-on Rotor… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Oct-16

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RAMM Frameless Seat Cushions approved by Transport Canada

RAMM Frameless Seat Cushions approved by Transport Canada

RAMM Aerospace is pleased to announce that the Bell 206/407 Frameless Seat Cushions are now Transport Canada approved. The HELIFAB TCCA STC SH16-41 eliminates the 206/407 seat frame entirely for all FWD facing passenger seats and will be available for all seating positions in the near future. The kits has been previously approved by the… Read more »

Source: RAMM Aerospace, 21-Oct-16

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LORD Corporation Receives FAA DER Approval

LORD Corporation Receives FAA DER Approval

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has announced the FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) approval for optional installation of the tail skid weight on the Bell 206. The tail skid weight, included in the LORD elastomer tail rotor trunnion bearing kit (P/N LB2-1010-20-1), is now an… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 21-Oct-16

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Toll appointed by Leonardo to deliver AW139 simulator

Toll appointed by Leonardo to deliver AW139 simulator

Toll Helicopters announced today that it has signed agreements with Leonardo-Finmeccanica to deliver the new AgustaWestland AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator. This establishes Toll Helicopters as the operator of the only Authorised Training Centre for the Australasian region, delivering the full suite of Leonardo’s AW139 pilot training packages. The AW139 Full Flight Simulator, jointly developed… Read more »

Source: Toll, 21-Oct-16

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Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to Heliconia

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to Heliconia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed a lease with Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on lease to support of oil and gas operations… Read more »

Source: MorWaypoint Leasing, 21-Oct-16

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Orange County Receives Bell 206

Orange County Receives Bell 206

Orange County Sheriff’s Office is happy to receive their new Bell 206, named “Chase 3.” The new helicopter has an enhanced communications systems, cameras and better tracking abilities. Chase 3 is able to find LoJack or the beacon of a downed aircraft. Even civilians such as an Alzheimer’s patient who is wearing a radio beacon… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

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Continuity of Samoa Helicopters

Continuity of Samoa Helicopters

Questions are rising about whether Samoa Helicopters has a future. Their single helicopter has not moved from Mulinu’u. It was in use for months after the March general election when the company received an endorsement from Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, reports Samoa Observer. The helicopter had been in frequent use, giving tours, a SAR… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

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Hangar for Brandywine Hospital

Hangar for Brandywine Hospital

JeffSTAT was happy to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of their new helicopter hangar on Brandywine Hospital grounds. The hangar, which took thousands of dollars to renovate and upgrade, will be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The renovations included furnished meetings rooms and overnight accommodation for flight crews. JeffSTAT… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

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Helitune goes on board AW109

Helitune goes on board AW109

Helitune’s Vehicle Health Monitoring System (HT-VHM) recently completed three very successful 45 minute flight trials on an AgustaWestland AW109 with Castle Air in the UK.  HT-VHM was used to continuously collect and store vibration inputs, speed references, RT-TipTrak blade tracking data, GPS and Inertial data.  All 3 flights were a total success and without any… Read more »

Source: Helitune, 21-Oct-16

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Leonardo to establish Authorised Training Centre in Australasia

Leonardo to establish Authorised Training Centre in Australasia

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that it has signed Agreements with Toll Helicopters of Australia (Toll Group) for the support of their new AgustaWestland AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator and to establish Toll Helicopters as an Authorised Training Centre for the Australasian region. The AW139 Full Flight Simulator, jointly developed by Leonardo and CAE and installed… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Oct-16

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